Self-Respect & Boundaries

When I was in the clinic last year and while attending the Tuesday group sessions, we often spoke about boundaries, and, using DBT, ways to enforce those boundaries while maintaining self-respect. While I’ve become better at setting and stating my boundaries, the follow through doesn’t come as easily. I may do well for a while,Continue reading “Self-Respect & Boundaries”

My Boundaries Still a Work in Progress

Yesterday I met up with a friend from group. I hadn’t seen her since our last session in December last year. I wasn’t planning on seeing her again. She invited me for brunch, and I felt obligated to go after having turned down a couple of invitations from her earlier this year, so accepted. ThatContinue reading “My Boundaries Still a Work in Progress”

It Didn’t Work: Attachment Styles

Over the past couple of years of learning about boundaries, I’ve learned that I can choose who and what I allow in my life. It’s been a liberating lesson, but also a difficult and sometimes heartbreaking one. Since Elizabeth and I broke up a few months ago, I’ve often wondered whether a friendship would workContinue reading “It Didn’t Work: Attachment Styles”

Contemplating Achievement

It’s time for a more positive post, because it’s not always just bad. About a month ago I told my mom that I feel like I haven’t achieved anything in my life. That I’ve just wasted my life, and have nothing to show for myself. I was feeling a little despondent about my web andContinue reading “Contemplating Achievement”